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Are the Slumping Cavs Fade Material Right Now?

Losers of five of seven, the Cleveland Cavaliers have hit a rough patch that caused superstar LeBron James to express his unhappiness to the media by saying the team is not as good as last year’s and the importance of adding a playmaker at the trade deadline. The Cavs will look to right the ship against the Sacramento Kings in Ohio tonight. Sportsbooks opened the wine and gold as 12-point favorites with a total of 215.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Cavaliers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games as favorite.
  • The Kings are 1-8 SU in their last nine games on the road after winning their most recent road game.
  • The Kings are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games on the road after covering in their most recent road game.

The Kings aren’t faring much better right now, as DeMarcus Cousins and company have dropped eight of their last 10 games heading into this one. Sacramento ended its five-game losing streak with a 109-104 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

Kyrie Irving is doing his part for the Cavs, but the rest of the team isn’t. Irving knocked down eight 3-pointers and scored 35 of his season-high 49 points in the second half of their loss to New Orleans.

The OVER has been a hot bet when these teams square off. In the last three meetings between the Kings and Cavs, the OVER is 3-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Cleveland Cavaliers as -13-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 216 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 112-103 win for the Cavaliers on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers currently sport a record of 30-13, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 18-23-2 ATS. The Sacramento Kings are 17-27 and 22-21-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers post a 23-19-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Kings have gone 19-25 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Sacramento injuries news.

This game pits the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently No. 9 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Sacramento Kings, who rate No. 29 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland's No. 5-ranked offense averaging 109.6 PPG, against a Sacramento Kings defense that ranks No. 19 at 105.43 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 45.4% so far, more than the Sacramento Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 45.25% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

DeMarcus Cousins scored 22 points and chipped in with 22 rebounds for Sacramento on Monday, leading the Kings to a 109-104 victory over Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Cleveland got 49 points from Kyrie Irving en route to a 124-122 loss at the hands of Cleveland on Monday at Smoothie King Center.

Betting Trends
  • Sacramento is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Sacramento is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento's last 9 games
  • Sacramento is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Cleveland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Sacramento at Indiana, Friday, January 27th
Cleveland home to Brooklyn, Friday, January 27th